Congresswoman Maxine Waters wants union teachers to “stand up and fight” to “make sure they understand” the left opposes the Trump administration and its policies.

Waters preached to the United Teachers Los Angeles at an event Monday, when she derided the president and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, and implored union members to “come at them.”

“You know what we’ve got to do? We’ve got to fight,” Waters told the crowd. “We’ve got to stand up and fight. You know, you have to make believers out of people. Sometimes, when you’re being nice, and you’re trying to negotiate and go along, they need to know that you’re not going to sit at that table all day long. That you’re not going to be begging forever.”

“You’ve got to show them if they don’t do what’s right, you’re going to make sure that they understand because you’re coming at them. You’re coming at them in ways they didn’t understand,” Waters told teachers. “And as George McKenna said, ‘I’m not going to tell you what to do, you know what to do!’

“You know what to do! You know what to do!” Waters chanted.

The 79-year-old career politician acknowledged that the Los Angeles schools in her district are among the worst in the state, but diverted blame from teachers in the district to charter schools, DeVos, Trump, and anyone else who doesn’t support her crusade to remove the president.

Waters alleged DeVos, a noted education reformer and philanthropist, has “never seen the inside of a classroom” or participated in other school events, despite overwhelming obvious evidence to the contrary.

“She’s never seen the inside of a classroom, she’s never served on a school board, she’s never been to a PTA, and she has no business serving as Secretary of Education,” Waters said. “She’s dismantling public education before our very eyes.

“And so, whether we’re talking about Betsy DeVos, or we’re talking about any of those other cabinet members, we’ve got to make sure we get them all out of office!” she said.

What it boils down to, Waters said, is teachers should vote for her.

“We register. We vote. We make sure we get to the polls, and we make sure to take the neighbors to the polls,” Waters shouted. “And that’s what this is all about.”

Waters, who doesn’t actually live in her district, defended her “confrontational” approach despite calls to censure the congresswoman after she called on her supporters at a June immigration rally in Los Angeles to harass members of the Trump administration in public.

“If you see anybody from that cabinet in a restaurant, in a department store, at a gasoline station, you get out and you create a crowd. You push back on them. Tell them they’re not welcome anymore, anywhere!” she said.

Waters has repeatedly defended her comments amid criticism from both parties, and her remarks to the UTLA in LA on Monday were no different.

“I know that often times people think perhaps I fight too much, perhaps I’m too confrontational, but you know what? I don’t care what they say. I don’t care what 45 has to say.”